Colenda Digital Repository

Laboratory papers

Alternate Title:
Artillery laboratory works
Contributor:
Sandy, John (former owner)
Name:
Great Britain; Congreve, William, Sir, 1772-1828
Timespan:
Early works to 1800
Date:
1800
Description:
Handbook with detailed instructions for making balls, grape shot, rockets, mortars, bursting shells, Bengal lights, fuses, fire lances, fire arrows, fire ships, etc. Includes numerous illustrations of tools and methods for producing ammunition. Several innovations are attributed to Col. William Congreve: "To fix powder bags in the safest manner according to Col. Congreve's instructions."
Language:
English
Provenance:
Former owners include: H. More Captain R.A. (crossed out signature, p. i); John Sandy, 1881 (signature, inside upper cover).; Sold by Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers (London), August 2002.
Subject:
Great Britain. -- Royal Navy -- Weapons systems -- Early works to 1800; Great Britain. -- Army. -- Royal Artillery Institution -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. -- Early works to 1800; Great Britain. -- Army. -- Royal Artillery Institution; Great Britain. -- Royal Navy; Artillery -- England -- Early works to 1800; Military art and science -- England -- Early works to 1800; Tools -- England -- Early works to 1800; Tools; Military art and science; Artillery; Weapons systems
Resource Type:
Text
Form/Genre:
Codices; Handbooks; Recipes; Tables (documents); Watercolors; Manuscripts, English; Manuscripts, European; Handbooks and manuals
Physical Description:
108 leaves : paper, color illustrations; 183 x 115 (150 x 92) mm bound to 189 x 125 mm
Geographic Subject:
England
Rights:
https://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/
Notes:
Ms. codex.; Title and date from title page (p. i).; Pagination: Paper, 108; [x], 1-189, [xxiii]; contemporary pagination in ink, upper center.; Script: Written in a cursive script by a single hand.; Binding: Contemporary calf, rebacked.; Watermark: Includes the date 1798.; Decoration: 32 plates in pen-and-ink and colored ink wash; numerous tables.; Origin: Written in England in 1800 ( p. i)
Physical Location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Manuscripts, Ms. Codex 899